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Women's Pathways

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This project addresses the contemporary religion-profession nexus in Asia’s Muslim societies from the vantage point of vocational professionalization through religious knowledge. While empirically obvious, theoretical and conceptual clarity pertaining to this nexus is lacking. The project intends to bring forward exactly this. It links empirical observations of applied religious knowledge and the conceptualization of professionalization, examined through case studies from Southeast and Central Asia. The lens it looks through is intentionally gender-sensitive, exploring how Muslim women in Asia actively and creatively participate in the production and dissemination of religious knowledge and the formation of new knowledge societies through participation in social activism and the global economy on multiple scales.



Derichs, Claudia / Stephan-Emmrich, Manja [2016]: Mobile Muslim Professionals: Transregional Connectivities; in: Contemporary Patterns in Transregional Islam. Middle East Institute, Posted 08 Dec.

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Project related Public Events

14/15. April 2016  Workshop: Mobile Muslim Professionals: Trans-regional Connectedness and (Non-State) Cooperation in Asia and the Middle East (Centre for Global Cooperation Research).

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Project related Teaching

Summer Term 2020
LOST & FOUND: Following the Tracks of the Transregional (VL MA) 

Winter Term 2019/2020
Mobile Muslim Professionals: Arbeit, religises Wissen und weibliche Mobilitten in Asien und dem Nahen und Mittleren Osten (SE MA)

Summer Term 2019
Mobile Muslim Professionals: Arbeit, religises Wissen und weibliche Mobilitten in Asien und dem Nahen und Mittleren Osten (FS MA)

Cooperation Partners

Dato' Dr. Ahmad Farouk Musa (Islamic Renaissance Front), Malaysia

Dr. Ir. Arianti Ina Restiani Hunga (The Centre for Gender and Child Studies - Satya Wacana Christian University), Indonesia

Chotaeva Cholpon (American University of Central Asia), Kyrgyzstan

Emi Goto (ASNET - the Network for Education and Research on Asia), Japan

Irfan Abubakar (Center for the Study of Religion and Culture - UIN Jakarta), Indonesia

Ilesanmi Adesida (Nazarbaev University), Kazakhstan

Dr. Saodat Olimova (Research Center SHARQ/ORIENS), Tajikistan

Salasika (Indonesian Journal of Gender, Women, Child, and Social Inclusion's Studies)

Syafiq Hasyim (International Center for Islam and Pluralism), Indonesia

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Research Team


Project Coordinators

Prof. Dr. Claudia Derichs, Humboldt University of Berlin

Prof. Dr. Manja Stephan-Emmrich, Humboldt University of Berlin

Post-doctoral researcher

Dr. Faiza, Humboldt University of Berlin

Student Assistant

David Amiri, Humboldt University of Berlin

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